COVID-19 Resources

The list below provides some examples of the articles available in the InsHeal Content Repository on COVID-19-related topics. For further details and sample articles, please reach out to us at: insheal@insiwi.co.in.

TopicDescription
Amphotericin BAmphotericin B is an antifungal drug that is used to treat serious fungal infections. It is used to treat mucormycosis, a fungal infection that affects the sinuses of COVID-19 patients, resulting in blindness and even death.
BaricitinibBaricitinib is an oral medication that suppresses immunity and has some antiviral effects. It is used to treat moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis. It has also been used to reduce the severe inflammatory reaction seen in COVID-19 patients.
Bamlanivimab 700 mg plus etesevimab 1400 mgThis combination of monoclonal antibodies is approved in the United States to treat outpatients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 patients who are at a risk of suffering from severe disease due to their underlying health condition.
Casirivimab 1,200 mg plus imdevimab 1,200 mgThis combination of monoclonal antibodies is approved in the United States to treat outpatients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 patients who are at a risk of suffering from severe disease due to their underlying health condition.
C-Reactive Protein The C-reactive protein is a protein whose level in the blood is increased in the presence of inflammation. The estimation of its level in COVID-19 patients could help to predict the severity of the disease in the patient.
D-dimer testD-Dimer is also known as the fragment D-dimer or fibrin degradation fragment. It is released following the breakdown of a clot into the blood vessels. The test is used to exclude the presence of clots within the blood vessels.
FavipiravirFavipiravir is an antiviral drug that is used to treat influenza, and more recently, COVID-19. It is effective when the treatment is started early during the disease. It should not be administered in pregnant women.
Home oxygen therapyHome oxygen therapy is advised for patients of severe lung or heart disease who cannot maintain the oxygen saturation in their blood. Oxygen at home can be delivered through oxygen concentrators or oxygen cylinders.
IvermectinIvermectin is a drug that is used to treat parasitic infections like river blindness and intestinal worms. It has been suggested to benefit COVID-19 patients, though it has not been universally accepted for this purpose.
N95 masksThe N95 masks protect against occupational pollutants, and have more recently been used to protect against COVID-19 infections. The correct use of the mask is important to ensure that it provides the maximum benefit
Posaconazole Posaconazole is a broad-spectrum antifungal drug that is used to treat oropharyngeal candidiasis and invasive aspergillosis. Unlike most similar antifungal drugs, it is effective against mucormycosis, a fungal infection that occurs as a complication of COVID-19 infection and is commonly referred to as the ‘black fungus.’
Pulse oximeterThe pulse oximeter is a small device that measures the saturation of oxygen in the blood. It can therefore be used to identify patients who are in need of oxygen therapy.
RemdesivirRemdesivir is a drug that is approved for the treatment of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 who are on oxygen therapy. It shortens the time to recovery and reduces the risk of progression of the infection.
Thermometers- Digital and InfraredDigital and infrared thermometers have replaced mercury temperature to measure body temperature. The popularity of the non-contact infrared thermometers increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The correct method of measurement is necessary to obtain the correct body temperature.

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